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Founders All Day IPA - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders All Day IPAFounders All Day IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

4,200 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,200
Reviews: 626
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 124
Gots: 401 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly Endurance - All Day IPA.

(Beer added by: Avagadro on 06-05-2010)
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jsprain1

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

11-18-2013 02:26:09 | More by jsprain1
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jjboesen

Maryland

4.19/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a low abv ale from Founders; this reveiw is based on a pint quaffed at the great Great Lost Bear in Portland, Maine. Upon being delivered to my slobbering maw, this beer was a translucent copper color, still and serene without the expected carbonation bubbles. The head was thin and wispy while the lacing was minimal.

One whiff and the olafactory senses are bombarded with pine needles.The palate is brushed with mild motes of pineapple that sucumb to a toasted conclusion. The star is the mouthfeel, crisp and clean. Nothing to overwhelm, but one that could be taken for granted. The perfect sessional craft that completely destroys the infuriating myth that a beer has to have a high alcohol content to be great. Leave it to Founders to end this nonsense: the Beer World's equivalent to the 9/11 Truthers.

Serving type: on-tap

11-18-2013 00:46:49 | More by jjboesen
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Booner818

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-17-2013 07:06:57 | More by Booner818
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Beric

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This one fell through the cracks back when I had it, so this is from memory.
Serving: Bottle into pint glass
Enjoyed: Sometime July 2013

Appearance: Looks like an IPA, though the head does not stick around as long. Good amber color to it. Crystal clear. Looks very carbonated.

Smell: Not as huge of a hop-forward smell as some other "American IPAs", but then again, this one isn't like most others.

Taste: Keeping in mind that this is supposed to be a low ABV IPA, and thus isn't quite as big or complex as other beers of its same style, this one is great. As a session beer, this one is loaded with complex flavor, with a good, sweet malt backbone dominated by substantial hoppiness.

Mouthfeel: Compared to other IPAs, if memory serves me well, this one was very effervescent. Not to say that it was not refreshing as a result, but it seemed slightly overcarbonated to me.

Overall: Since this is intended as a session beer, I think Founders crafted another masterpiece here. I could drink this one all day and still get a good hop fix without descending too far down the inebriated rabbit hole. Great that it's offered in cans too, as this could be a quintessential tailgate beer for craft beer nerds.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 03:03:40 | More by Beric
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shacawgo24

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-16-2013 21:57:24 | More by shacawgo24
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Morakaton

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-16-2013 07:50:06 | More by Morakaton
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours crystal clear amber with a frothy white head. Sheets of lacing cling to the glass.

S - Citrus fills the nostrils, grapefruit, orange, and lemon, bright fruit, pineapple, white bread yeast with a biscuity pale malt underneath.

T - Follows the nose with bright grapefruit, tangerine, lemon and orange. Nice hop flavor with ample bitterness. Tangerines show up and the pale malts support the zesty citrus with some grassy and slightly spicy hops coming in as it warms. Finishes crisp and clean with a pithy grapefruit bitterness.

M - Light to medium body, solid carbonation, crisp and clean finish.

A great session IPA, especially for the ABV. Grapefruit dominates with a light pale malt base. It's crisp and clean and you could drink this all day... get it.

Serving type: on-tap

11-16-2013 03:21:18 | More by StaveHooks
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

11-16-2013 02:32:19 | More by FLBeerGuy
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-16-2013 01:44:13 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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tmt71883

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-16-2013 01:27:03 | More by tmt71883
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Swamphogan

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-16-2013 01:26:36 | More by Swamphogan
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

11-15-2013 23:37:32 | More by Molson2000
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epoole3

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

11-15-2013 23:34:25 | More by epoole3
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Daniel_Kang

New York

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

11-15-2013 22:35:19 | More by Daniel_Kang
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IWannaEatFood

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

11-15-2013 22:34:22 | More by IWannaEatFood
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-15-2013 16:08:46 | More by oglmcdgl
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TonyY

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-15-2013 10:50:11 | More by TonyY
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -22.1%

11-14-2013 16:20:27 | More by mmulebarn
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MattyBones

New York

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this both and tap and in the bottle and there wasn't too much of a difference. A session ale indeed!!

Appearance: a light golden/copper color, pores with a thin white had and a solid amount of carbonation.

Smell: Citrus...smells like grapefruits and tangerines.

taste: It tastes just like it smells. It basically tastes like liquid grapefruit with a slight sweetness. A decent burst from the hops that finishes clean.

Mouthfeel: very light, clean with a good amount of carbonation. You get the flavors and then...it's gone. As if you never drank it.

Overall: I would have to say it is perfect for what it is. A session ale and nothing more. It gives off some good flavors, stays light and clean, and served ice cold it is extremely refreshing. Again, it's excellent for what it is.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2013 14:43:56 | More by MattyBones
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dmk91

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-13-2013 19:07:56 | More by dmk91
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sfr26

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-13-2013 02:50:00 | More by sfr26
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Mxsluis

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

11-13-2013 01:45:16 | More by Mxsluis
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DVictoryHeadwatersZ

Virginia

5/5  rDev +29.9%

11-13-2013 00:46:17 | More by DVictoryHeadwatersZ
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BuddhaBrowett

Sweden

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-12-2013 11:47:57 | More by BuddhaBrowett
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Jordy777

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-12-2013 02:55:34 | More by Jordy777
Founders All Day IPA from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 4,200 ratings.